An Idyl of Lake George and Other Poems

Paperback | January 16, 2012

byBenjamin Franklin Leggett

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE CITY OF DOOM. i. In classic lands beneath the Roman sway, Where Virgil sang the old, heroic lay, In living numbers and melodious rhyme, Enchanting ages with a song sublime,--In that far land where azure skies are fair And ruddy sunsets burn the crystal air, Beside the sea whose waves, by tempest hurled, Beat on the shores of all the Orient world, On Syrian crags and drifted desert dunes, Where Afric dreams in drowsy, tropic noons, On Europe's coast, with crumbling ruins gray, Chanting a dirge for splendor passed away--Lulled by its song, Pompeii's glory seems A pallid ghost, wrapped in her robe of dreams! Where tideless billows sweep the azure bay With flashing sheen of jewelled foam and spray, 194 THE CITY OF DOOM. And spread their treasures on the sea-washed sands, The Silent City in her sorrow stands. No whisper curves her cold and pallid lips, No sunrise lifts her shadow of eclipse: Alone and dumb amid her voiceless woe, Nor heeds the centuries how they come and go:--And still she dreams as in the ages past, Beneath the shadow looming grim and vast Above the ashes cast upon her crown,--The scowl of doom--the dread volcano's frown. How still she lies beneath the azure sky While royal ages hurry swiftly by! Suns rise and set and dynasties decay While blue waves break beside her walls of gray, And still her dream will never end nor flee--An endless trance beside the Summer sea. Immortal Dreamer of the classic clime, Whose kings are dust beneath the sands of Time! How lives thy fame! How throng from every land The pilgrim feet to press thy wave-worn strand! THE CITY OF DOOM. 195 From tropic plains where sweeps the slumbrous stream That glides through Egypt's long-forgotten dream, Past Karnack's halls and Luxor's pillared gate Where blear-eyed sphinxes sit in...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE CITY OF DOOM. i. In classic lands beneath the Roman sway, Where Virgil sang the old, heroic lay, In living numbers and melodious ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217772544

ISBN - 13:9780217772549

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